Public voting for the second annual Architizer A+ Awards opens today, giving you a voice in selecting the world’s best new architecture. One of our new categories this year highlights homes with small footprints (literally and often environmentally, too).
By staying under a total area of 1,000 square feet, these XS Single Family Homes save their owners on overhead, while using a fewer materials to decrease their impact on the environment. Compact, yet comfortable, the following five petite homes were named finalists for the A+ Awards for their innovative design solutions to living smaller. Once you’ve explored these tiny domiciles, cast your vote!
"The museum presented a problem that their entry lobby lacked a core experience reflective of their contemporary mission. This site-specific light sculpture was our solution, marking a new era and igniting the majestic circular stair at the heart of the museum’s historic interior. Now, visitors congregate on the seating underneath the sculpture, and are drawn up the stairs into the spaces above while watching the dynamic moiré pattern of lights unfold.